Saturday, July 12, 2008

Irish Spring

In case you doubt us that the foreign community is a bit sparse here, about six weeks ago the city held a Festival of Foreign Communities in Querétaro, A festival that was populated almost entirely by Mexicans. The Lebanese expo, for example, consisted of Mexicans who import and sell Lebanese goods. The vast majority of the actual foreigners in attendance were from other Latin American countries - which, yes, we do realize are totally separate and distinct foreign nations, but it's going to take us another 25 years here before we can tell an Ecuadoran from a Venezuelan.

Anyway, for your viewing enjoyment, here is the Festival's Irish Dance presentation, performed not by Irish dancers, of course, but by Mexican students from a nearby private elementary school.

Special Comedy Bonus: This video shows the kids' end-of-the-school-year spectacular. We know we're supposed to encourage our children in all their endeavors. but can be just be honest a minute about how completely, abysmally sucky they are? The Irish are not traditionally a rhythmically-gifted people, but weeping Jesus...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I blame that display on the hegemony of Riverdance.